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Creating Great Places to Work Highlight of 2015 Executive Forum

Posted by Steve Bieszczat on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 @ 08:26 AM

I just returned from the Plastic News Executive Forum in Henderson, Nevada. A recurring theme at this year's event was the idea of creating a great place to work. By treating employees, the community and the environment with same respect we treat our customers, we can deliver better customer service and higher quality products.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Trade Shows, Plastics ERP

How Do We Get the Youth of Today Interested in Manufacturing?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.

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Tags: IQMS, Training, Human Resources

6 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Workload

Posted by Liz Alflen on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 10:23 AM

Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.

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Tags: IQMS, Human Resources

When Selecting IQMS, Donnelly Considered Fit, Function and Future

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Since opening its doors in 1984, Donnelly Custom Manufacturing has played the short-run game to win. The custom manufacturer's ability to overcome challenges such as compressed lead-times, fast change overs and the demands of just-in-time inventory management have led to tremendous growth. Unfortunately, this growth eventually began outpacing Donnelly's legacy ERO system's capabilities.

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Tags: IQMS, ERP Selection, Plastics ERP, White Paper

Happy Holidays from IQMS

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

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What Steps Should I Expect During My Custom Programming Experience?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Custom programming, like most things, starts with an idea. At IQMS, our manufacturers come to us with a need to automate a process that will make an everyday operation faster and easier. Together, the IQMS Automation Group collaborates with our customers to help them solidify that idea to the point where it can become reality. Once that idea has formed, what are the steps you should expect during a custom programming project?

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, Automation, MES, Shop Floor Control

Scanners and ERP: A Look at Some of the Common Considerations

Posted by Lee Filbert on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

One of the most frequent questions we get asked in the IQMS Hardware Division is, "What scanner works with EnterpriseIQ?" 

Before answering that question, I would like to clarify the term "scanner." Most people refer to any device that is able to read a barcode as a scanner. That is true, but many of the scanners deployed in a warehousing operation are actually mobile computers with scanners built in. The scanner is just the imaging component on the front of the device that projects a line, dot or crosshatch to read the barcode. Think of it like your smartphone. Yeah, we call it a phone, but it is also a mobile computer, camera, navigation device, etc.

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Tags: manufacturing ERP software, IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Inventory Control, Hardware Reseller, Barcodes and Labeling, Warehouse Management

IQMS Celebrates the Veterans Working in Our Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Nicole Smith on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Today, Americans across the nation are celebrating the countless veterans who have served our country. And we are not alone. Veterans Day in the United States coincides with other holidays across the world, such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, to mark the formal end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, Human Resources

How Can IQMS Make the ERP Software Work Harder For You?

Posted by IQMS Manufacturing ERP Software on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

I recently had the privilege of being a presenter at our 2014 User Group conference this past October. As I sat in the Grand Ballroom on Day 1, listening to our IQMS directors present their departments' achievements, I was impressed. However, once I heard the stories from our IQMS Manufacturing Success Award finalists, I was in awe. I was blown away by the humility and the ingenuity that our customers shared with all of us, and I felt very proud to serve our customer base.

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Tags: IQMS, EnterpriseIQ, User Group, Financial Management

Four of the Most Haunted Manufacturing Facilities in the U.S.

Posted by Nicole Smith on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 07:35 AM

Let's be honest: Old manufacturing facilities are creepy. Relics of a rapidly disappearing industrial past, giant dilapidated plants can be found throughout the United States. The eerie shop floor interiors, row after row of columns supporting vacant warehouses and abandoned ancient machines left to rust away all mix together to create a frightening  (and sometimes haunted!) place.  

During the United States industrial revolution, before OSHA requirements and labor unions, working conditions were extremely difficult and accidents were commonplace. It is many of these fatalities that have led to the urban legends associated with our country's oldest plants. 

In this special Halloween edition of our blog, IQMS researched some of the haunted manufacturing plants across our nation and the rich history behind them. While most of them are still standing and live on through the ghost stories that surround them, one thing is clear: You will never catch me anywhere near them after nightfall!

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